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Chisora wants MMA bout during Usyk delay


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Chisora wants MMA bout during Usyk delay

Chisora (second from right) has 32 wins and nine defeats over 13 years as a professionalBritish boxer Dereck Chisora says he could compete in mixed martial arts while he waits on a new date for his heavyweight contest with Oleksandr Usyk.The bout – scheduled for 23 May in London – was postponed because of the…

Chisora wants MMA bout during Usyk delay
Usyk and Chisora were due to fight on 23 May in London
Chisora (2nd from right) has 32 wins and nine defeats over 13 years as a professional

British fighter Dereck Chisora states he could complete in combined martial arts while he waits on a brand-new date for his heavyweight contest with Oleksandr Usyk.

The bout – set up for 23 Might in London – was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chisora, 36, has actually asked supervisor David Haye to fit in a look in blended martial arts promotion Bellator.

” We are attempting to arrange dates for June or July,” Chisora informed BBC Sport.

” I see others do it and state ‘I desire to try it one day’. Considering that Usyk has actually been postponed for a while, then if there’s a way I can do that for the time being.

” We’re waiting to see the date they provide us for Usyk but if there’s a bigger gap we’re going to leap in to Bellator quickly.”

There have been reports that Chisora’s British competitor Dillian Whyte could compete in combined martial arts external-link against UFC star Francis Ngannou this year.

Boxing’s shutdown in the UK is anticipated to end in July but bouts will at first take place behind closed doors.

Chisora won 3 battles in 2019, while Usyk held all 4 belts at cruiserweight prior to stepping up a division.

” This fight needs fans,” Chisora stated. “Some battles do not but particular fights need fans and this is one where you require people to enjoy it.”

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